The Royal Australian Mint has released a stunning collectable coin series 'Australia's Most Dangerous'.
This new series of coins includes - The Tasmanian Devil, The Feared Western Taipan and the deadly Australian Saltwater Crocodile.
The worlds largest living marsupial carnivore, the Tasmanian Devil. This notorious animal used to be found throughout Australia, but they are now limited to only Tasmania. A stocky nocturnal animal, the Tasmanian devil can measure up to 30cm at the shoulder. They have black fur with a distinctive white patch on the chest.
Tasmanian Devils were named by European settlers who were unnerved by the loud guttural screams, coughs and growls that the creatures utter when they gather to eat their prey. devils have enormously strong jaws and will crunch up their prey, bones, fur and all.
Unfortunately, Tasmanian Devils are currently threatened by infectious facial cancer and are categorized as a threatened species.
- Reverse of the coin shows the skeletal images hunting its prey
- Maximum mintage only 5,000 coins
- Certificate of Authenticity